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Darkroom equipment and seeexey shoes

5 Apr

I woke up, tired as usual, jumped in the shower, did my make-up and jumped into some comfy sweats and a tee, and headed off to school. Day starts off with the usual 3 hours of social studies followed by English. Lunch goes by with our little gang occupying the hallway making a funnier sitcom than any other. So a pretty normal day. Until about 11.50. That’s when my day turned around for the first time. This man comes over to us and asks for the photography teachers. Sorry, they’re out of the country, currently in Spain. What a shame :(. He goes on asking if this school has darkroom equipment? We’re pretty sure. Well I have an old set of darkroom equipment I’m going to throw away… he manages to say before he is interrupted, by the proud me, asking whether he is willing to donate privately. And that is how I ended up with darkroom equipment now stored in my garage until further notice. So what happened after he unofficial handed his crap over to me was, lets see, a 5 or 6 of us came with him to his car to grab the stuff (I thought it would be one cardboard box and that’s it, but I was mistaken). Five or six crazy kids come rolling back to our little camp out place in the hallway now carrying loads of heavy plastic bags and the likes full of dark room equipment. There were not that many people helping me carry it to my next class. Where, btw, the stuff ended up cluttering the entire front part of the room, and there were not that many people helping me drag it down the stairs and into mum’s car either. It was essentially only me. But all credit to the lovely Toby who volunteered to help me carry it down stairs.

Now the problem is, what do I do with it? I haven’t ever even seen a darkroom before in person, I don’t even own a camera with the film thing .. I don’t have a dark room. How do I set it up? What am I supposed to do with old darkroom equipment? Of course, I didn’t tell the man this, hehe. But what was I supposed to do? I couldn’t just let him trash it.

Anyway, and the second turn of the day was during that last class period where I cluttered the whole room. We were supposed to work, my friend Franchesca spoiled it all. She showed me this website, and girls, sit down. There are GORGEOUS dresses and shoes and everything else for under 5 bucks!! These clothes and shoes should be at LEAST 10 dollars, but they’re not! Well, obviously some are more expensive, but girls, this is the place to go shopping. They have men and kids too, though, and jewelry and stuff. Just check it out.

I have been surfing for hours on the women’s dresses category only at first, and I was only able to look through 500 of 21 thousand. I thought I’d get through them all, but I got impatient, I wanted to look at the shoes.

And then it was there.

The new love of my life.

The sexiest shoes in the world!

Wanna see?

If I was a gay guy (I’m not saying I have anything against gay people, I love them, in fact I keep thinking I should have a gay boyfriend who could actually give a feedback on what I decide to wear or something, but obviously that wouldn’t work) I would scream the way you’d think gay people would scream when they saw something as sexy as this fashion wise. Actually, I did. But it was inside my head so it doesn’t matter.

I went crazy over these shoes. And then came the biggest disappointment – they were out of stock. NOOOOOOOO

But I swear, as soon as those shoes are restocked (and I will be checking every single day), I will buy them. Two pairs maybe even. And then I’ll wear them like all the time. Or maybe I should make them special and wear them only on extremely special events. No, I know how I’ll do this, I’ll wear the one pair all the time, and the other pair will be for special occasions. Yes, that’s how I’ll do it : )

So do check out the website! They got loads of cheap stuff, if you start looking you’ll know what I mean. You’ll be blown away by the amazing cheapness, and you’ll never be able to stop!

Edit: this post was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I had some trouble with WordPress..


America trip update and a trip to work?

19 Feb

So for those of you who are still wondering – I know my aunt does! – we (those of us who applied for the America trip with school) received a letter from the guy chaperoning the trip, that said whether you had been accepted or not. I was not. But as a reassurance they told me that I would be the first they called in to go if some of the 7 or 8 people decided not to go after all. Of 8 people, I doubt anyone will do that, but at least I’m number one. It’s kind of a bummer though, cause I was just one person away from being accepted, right, but anyway. I can go on my own! : ) And I will. Some day. : P

So a couple of weeks ago I was on my way to work. I work as a cleaning lady once every three weeks at this office,  and the time had come for me to clean the office yet again. School is off 01.55, I had managed to survive a whole school day without my phone. My bus leaves at 02.00. I rush out of the class room, through my stuff into the locker, somehow manage to waste a bunch of time and so I’m running – on icy ground – to catch my bus before it leaves. The constantly overcrowded bus. As I round the corner I can still see that my bus is parked right in its normal place and so I hurry inside and peep my fancy bus card I got from school because I live so far away. I manage to find an open seat next to a guy, politely ask if I can sit, and sink down into the not-so-comfortable bus seat, trying to make it look like I totally didn’t stress to get to the bus on time. At 02.05 the bus leaves. Which doesn’t make me wonder, because there are two busses that go to my work, one leaves at 02.00 and another one at 02.05 and I can never tell them apart. As we drive (and note that I have terrible, I mean terrible, sense of direction – I live in a teeny-weeny town and yet if you asked how to get to the movie theatre, honestly I couldn’t tell you) I notice that the buildings don’t look exactly the same as they used to do, but then again, I have terrible sense of direction and where we are, so maybe these buildings were always like that and I just never noticed. Then we get to the only intersection with traffic lights that we have in town and I recognize it and think “oh, that’s right, we always go through this intersection” and I stopped worrying. And I didn’t notice that we took the wrong turn. So after a while, about ten minutes or so, again I get the feeling of not remembering where this place is. There were a whole bunch of small private houses and some small shops here and there, and I couldn’t remember having ever seen them before. So I thought “maybe it’s taking a detour, and it will go back again soon, or on the way back to town” and so I don’t think anything more of it until we get to this “big” shopping center. (Mosseporten for those of you who know where that is). And I’m thinking “Shit.” I’m on the wrong bus. Mosseporten, that shopping center, is like, in totally the opposite direction of where those offices are. I’m on the wrong bus. I need to get off. I don’t have my phone. I need to get off in a place where someone else also gets off so I can ask to borrow their phone, and it has to be by a store or something so I can tell mum where I am. And I’m trying not to make it look like I’m completely lost, cause the guy next to me is like totally calm, and I’m freaking out inside. So the bus drives further and further until I am sure I have never been there before at all, and some people do get off here and there, but I swear, there were NO shops or grocery stores or ANYTHING around. Like nothing. There were barely even houses. So we drive, and we drive, and we drive, and I’m thinking “oh my gosh, mum’s gonna have to drive so far to get me” and I was already late for work. Big time. Not that they care, they’re only guys and they probably forgot I was coming that day anyway. So finally I spot the tiniest grocery store in human history, and it doesn’t even look like one because it’s located inside some really shabby, old building that looks like it used to be those really, really old-fashioned fire houses just without a garage. The only reason I know it’s a grocery store is because it has a big green flag outside of it that says “SPAR.” I think. Or something else. And luckily there is a girl who needs to get off there, so I hurry off the bus too. I almost run after the poor girl, and I politely say “Excuse me” and ask to borrow her phone because I had forgotten mine and was on the wrong bus. The girl, thankfully, and so nice of her, lets me borrow her phone, and I call my mum, who doesn’t pick up. And I call and I call, but all I hear is “beeeeeeeep………beeeeeeeep….” for like a minute until she finally picks up (she doesn’t have a voice mail so her phone just calls and calls forever). And I’m like “Hey, mum, it’s me.. so um.. I got on the wrong bus…. could you come get me?” and she asks me where I am and I say “um.. hang on” and I have to ask the girl where we are, cause I really had no idea, and she just laughs and says I’m in Våler, at Teksnes and I’m like ?! And I tell mum that, and that I’m by a SPAR shop, and there is a sign that says Nes, or Nos, or Nis, or something, I couldn’t see that far. And she’s like “well I don’t really know where that is” and I try to remember where the bus had been driving, and I tell her what I think I remember, but once we have hung up, mum will have the information she has, and that would be it. If she didn’t find me she wouldn’t be able to call me back, and I’d be lost forever. I was like freaking out, and I didn’t want the girl to leave, but I couldn’t tell her that, and I couldn’t let her see that I was freaking out. So I just stood there. In the cold. Making time pass by making patterns in the snow with my shoes. And I can’t even call anyone or text anyone to make time pass, I couldn’t even check what time it was because I don’t wear a wrist watch since I have my phone. And it feels like forever until I see mum’s car driving towards me, and as she pulls over to let me in she’s just laughing. So after that I didn’t really feel like working. I was tired and cold and frustrated with myself, and I just wanted to go home, but obviously, work needs to be done. So I show up, like milestones late, and I present my apologies to my boss who actually had forgotten that I was supposed to come. My boss seems like the most boring person at times. I text him to say I’ll be working today and he says “Ok.” back. To every text I send, I receive and “Ok.” back. I don’t think I can ever remember having received anything but “Ok.” from him, but once I told him what had happened, and where I had ended up, he laughed so hard I had to laugh too. And he just laughed, and he kept bugging me about it and asking questions, and laughing some more.

Looking back, it was pretty funny. But it was NOT at the time. And honestly, it wasn’t even my fault, because the bust I took stood in the exact place that my bus is supposed to be (at lease I think it stood there), and it left at the exact same time. And I was in a hurry. But I have learned my lesson. Always always look to see where the bus is going before peeping your card. Or ask the driver. Or both. So I tend to do both.

It’s actually quite amazing I haven’t gotten lost anytime before like that considering my sense of direction.

Have a nice weekend :)

Coming: Charity Page!

4 Feb

English Inweriew Report!

3 Feb

So in my school, English is an elective. And since I choose English as an elective next year as well, the school offers a trip to Virginia for 7-8 students in the endire school. So we apply for the trip now, and there has been 19 people aplying for it. Therefore they set up interviews so they can find the 8 best candidates. And today at 8am, it was me being interviewed. The first one actually. I don’t know if it’s good or bad to be the first person interviewed :P Anyway, so I went in, had my interview, and left. I don’t think it went too well, sadly. :( I think they think that I already have enough experience with America, but we will see sometime next week! I’ll keep you updated! : D
Please cross your fingers for me! I really really want to go! :)

New Year’s Resolutions. We all have them, don’t we?

13 Jan

Aum symbol in red

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So, we all secretly make ourselves a little mental list of all our new year’s resolutions. And we all secretly know that we’ll never achieve them. I have a little list of my own. I started a competition with my dad, first one to get a six-pack. The one who loses has to buy clothes for the winner for 400 NOK. So naturally one of my new year’s resolutions is to work out every day. Another one is to do a couple of yoga exercises every day so I won’t get neck pains. It helps against the pains I have because of tense muscles, and it helps me de-stress and reenergize. I personally think yoga should be a class in school. I bet student’s grades will become much better. Anyway, that’s beside the point. Another new year’s resolution I made myself was to work on holding my body properly. Shoulders back and down, and head properly held straight above your shoulders and not several inches in front like a hunchback : P And lastly, probably the first one I won’t be able to keep – never put anything down in a place where it doesn’t belong. Actually, I’ve already failed that one. But the point is to get better and more tidy, right, and as long as I’m improving that’s what really matters right? Oh, and obviously the postaweek2011 challenge. These are the “official” ones anyway. The only problem with all of these is that I either didn’t start until just a couple of days ago, and not on the actual January 1st, or, I didn’t even come up with them until a couple of days ago. Next year I think my new year’s resolution will be “to make no new year’s resolutions.”

So, what are your new year’s resolutions? And how are those coming along?

I’m posting every week in 2011!

12 Jan

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.


Little Kitte

Zahra (10) vant over kreften – nå er hun død

13 Nov

Zahra (10) vant over kreften – nå er hun død

Funnet nedgravd etter å ha vært savnet i en måned

Av Sigrid Helene Svendsen 13.11.2010 kl. 09:27 Kilde: VG NETT

(VG Nett) Zahra Baker kjempet og vant kampen mot både beinkreft og lungekreft. Så forsvant hun.

ETTERFORSKES: Politiet sier de etterforsker Zahra Bakers (10) forsvinning som et mord. Foto: Ap
ETTERFORSKES: Politiet sier de etterforsker Zahra Bakers (10) forsvinning som et mord. Foto: Ap

Tiåringen ble meldt savnet fra hjemmet sitt i North Carolina i USA 9. oktober i år. Siden det har ingen sett henne.

Politiet har jaktet intensivt på spor etter Zhara og fredag kveld, norsk tid, sa de på en pressekonferanse at de hadde funnet den lille jenta død.

– Jeg har gruet meg til dette øyeblikket helt fra tidlig i etterforskningen. Vi har funnet nok fysisk bevis til å tro at vi har funnet Zahra, sier Tom Adkins, politisjef i Hickory i North Carolina, ifølge Ap.

Han la til:

– Alle som har jobbet med denne saken er knust, fordi vi ikke klarte å finne Zhara i live. I dag sørger samfunnet, delstaten, nasjonen og hele verden.

Det er foreløpig usikkert hva som har skjedd med jenta, men hun skal ha vært gravd ned da hun ble funnet.

Amputerte beinet

Før hun forsvant, skal Zahra ha hatt det tøft.

Tiåringen, som egentlig er fra Australia, skal ha fått beinkreft da hun var bare fem år gammel, ifølge AP. Da måtte hun amputere det venstre beinet og fikk en protese i stedet.

Få måneder senere fant doktorene svulster i lungene hennes. Hun måtte ha cellegift og den førte til at hun mistet mye av hørselen.

Før hun var syv år kjempet hun altså mot to aggressive sykdommer – og vant mirakuløst over begge.

Likevel skal tiåringen ha vært full av pågangsmot og inspirert andre barn som hadde samme sykdom som henne. Kim Wright, en kvinne som skal ha kjent tiåringen godt da hun bodde i Australia, fortalte at de møttes for noen år siden på en innsamlingsaksjon for kreft. Wright satt i en stol og skulle få barbert av seg alt håret, da Zahra tok henne i hånden og sa hun ikke skulle være redd.

Fant benprotese

BER: Lokalsammfunnet i Hickory i North Carlolina samler seg og ber for den forsvunne tiåringen. Foto: Ap
Da Zhara var blitt frisk, flyttet hun og faren fra Australia til North Carolina i USA for å bo sammen med jentas nye stemor.

Der fikk lokalsamfunnet sympati for den lille jenta og arrangerte en innsamling, slik at hun fikk råd til et høreapparat.

9. oktober meldte stemoren og faren at Zahra var forsvunnet. Litt senere fant politiet en beinprotese bare noen kilometer unna huset der jenta bodde.

– Pasientjournaler fra Australia, hvor beinet opprinnelig ble laget, matcher serienummeret på beinet, sa Hichory-politiet til AOL News.

– Fikk aldri sagt farvel

12. oktober bestemte politiet at de skulle etterforske saken som et mord, selv om de ennå ikke hadde funnet tiåringen.

Zahras biologiske mor har ifølge flere aviser ikke sett jenta siden hun var åtte måneder gammel. Moren har sagt hun har lett etter datteren lenge, men at hun selv før politiet fant henne, var sikker på at datteren var død.

– Jeg fikk ikke sagt farvel, sier hun.


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